Courtright Nitrogen Complex

Manufacturing Site

  • CF Industries’ Courtright Nitrogen Complex is located on a 700-acre site south of Sarnia in St. Clair Township, Ontario
  • The complex is Ontario’s only nitrogen production facility and provides vital crop nutrients to farmers throughout the northern United States and eastern Canada
  • The Courtright complex also produces a wide range of nitrogen based products for the industrial markets located throughout North America

Annual Capacity

  • Up to 1.0 million tons of nitrogen products for agricultural and industrial use each year

Finished Products

  • Anhydrous ammonia
  • Aqua ammonia
  • Granular urea
  • Nitric acid
  • Urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) solution
  • Urea liquor
  • Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF)

Transportation Modes

  • Rail
  • Truck


  • Approximately 200 permanent employees


As a premier employer in the greater Sarnia community, CF Industries employees enjoy:

  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive benefits package that includes:
    • Supplementary health coverage
    • Employee wellness programs
    • Group RRSP plan
    • Optional pension benefits
    • Company-provided short- and long-term disability
    • Life insurance
    • Educational assistance
  • On-the-job training
  • Excellent opportunities for advancement

To explore open positions, please visit our Careers page. In the Search Criteria form, select “Canada,” “Ontario,” and “Courtright” to find openings.


Commitment to Environment Health and Safety

  • Safety and the well-being of employees and communities is CF Industries’ highest priority. This is expressed daily in the company’s culture, training, and awareness. The Courtright complex employees have achieved more than 13 years without a lost-time injury. A relentless pursuit of an injury-free workplace is part of who we are and what we do every day, every hour and every minute
  • All employees at our plant regularly receive extensive safety and process operations training. This includes on-site emergency response simulation drills and exercises, as well as reviews of notification, evacuation and shelter-in-place plans. We are partners with local first responders, who often participate in these exercises
  • Environmental stewardship is a high priority—both on site and in the transport and use of products. CF Industries has committed significant resources to minimize emissions. Please click below to read the site’s:
  • The fertilizer manufacturing industry is highly regulated. We understand and welcome this oversight, and operate in strict compliance with environmental permits and regulations
  • In Canada, CF Industries has been instrumental in the development of a number of industry-led Codes of Practice for Canada’s fertilizer sector. In cooperation with the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI), Canada’s fertilizer sector has brought comprehensive self-governing codes including:
    • The Ammonia Code—widely adopted with 430 ammonia retail sites in compliance, this code underscores the industry’s commitment to keeping Canadians safe. The first of its kind in the world for fertilizer, the code was adopted in 2011 and commits CFI members to ship no anhydrous ammonia to retail sites unless the sites are confirmed by a third party audit (conducted bi-annually)
    • The Ammonium Nitrate Code—developed in partnership with Natural Resources Canada, this code suggests guidelines for CFI members regarding the handling of this product with the goal of being fully auditable by 2015

Community Involvement

We are family at the Courtright complex, and we consider the local community a part of our extended family. We support a number of nonprofit organizations, through both volunteerism and charitable giving. Some of these organizations include:

  • United Way of Sarnia-Lambton
  • Bluewater Health Foundation
  • St. Clair Township / St. Clair River Run
  • St. Joseph’s Hospice
  • Chatham Kent Health Alliance
  • Lambton College
  • Royal Canadian Legion
  • Various amateur sports teams
  • Other registered charities


Media Inquiries:

Job Inquiries:

  • Visit our Careers page. In the Search Criteria form, select “Canada,” “Ontario,” and “Courtright” to find openings.

Community Support Inquiries:

General Mailing Address:

CF Industries
Courtright Nitrogen Complex
161 Bickford Lane
Courtright, Ontario N0N